If you have a family member or loved one who lacks the ability to manage his or her own legal, financial or personal affairs, you should consider establishing a legal guardianship for that person. You’ll want to work closely with an experienced attorney, though, so that everyone’s rights are protected.
At Timothy Rice Estate and Elder Law firm, in Voorhees, NJ Camden county, we have provided comprehensive counsel on guardianships to individuals and families in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania since 1991. We understand how difficult it can be to deal with an incapacitated family member, and we’ll always treat you and your loved one with compassion and respect. We also recognize how important your legal concerns are, so we’ll keep you fully informed and involved, and will promptly respond to calls and e-mails.
A guardianship is a legal process by which a court determines whether an individual lacks the capacity to manage his/her own financial and personal affairs. Typically, the court will require that two doctors conduct an examination and will appoint an attorney to protect the interests of the allegedly incapacitated person.
Based upon the medical reports and the recommendation of an attorney, the court can appoint a guardian to make financial and medical decisions for the incapacitated person. Spouses and children, in that priority, are most often appointed as guardians of an incapacitated person.
Our staff handles all matters related to guardianship, representing families seeking to put protections in place of an incapacitated loved one. We will gather all evidence, prepare and submit all documentation required by the court, and serve as your advocate in all hearings or proceedings.
To learn about your rights and how you can protect an incapacitated family member, contact us or call us at 856-782-8450 to schedule a private consultation.
We represent clients throughout New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, including Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Atlantic, Ocean, Monmouth, Cape May and Philadelphia Counties.